Member of the Fashion Council Germany





Fellow of The RSA, Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce UK






Member of the Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion





Member of the Systemic Design Association




Mar 1996 - Jul 2001 Fashion Design, University of Applied Sciences HAW Hamburg, Diplom Modedesigner, 'Excellence'


Oct 1993 - Feb 1996 Law, Georg-August University Goettingen



Further Education:


Feb 2021 Embedding Sustainability into the Curriculum, SEDA accredited course


Jun 2018 Circular Economy Teaching & Learning, Higher Education workshop, Ellen MacArthur Foundation London


Oct 2017 Higher Education Didactics, course Friedrich-Schiller University Jena


Mar + May 2017 Design Thinking, workshop I + II Hamburg Kreativgesellschaft


Feb 2017 Social Media Manager, certificate Social Media Akademie Mannheim


Dec 2013 Storytelling, international workshop NORDWINDfestival Hamburg


Apr 1996 English, foreign language certificate Georg-August University Goettingen




May 2024 Nomination for Researcher of the Year, Birmingham City University


Mar 2023 RAAD research funding for Designing for a Closed Fashion Loop – A Methodological Guide and Tool


Aug 2022 Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), UK


Jan 2022 RAAD research funding for Material Matters, Birmingham City University


May 2021 Nomination for Changemakers Prize, British Fashion Council


May 2021 Nomination as Inspirational Teacher of the Year, Birmingham City University


Feb 2021 Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK


Oct 2018 otherways[project] at exhibition for German Federal Award Bundespreis Ecodesign, Kulturforum Berlin


Mar 2018 3rd place at Circular Fashion Games Eindhoven/Amsterdam

Feb 2005 2nd place at competition WeddingDress#1 Berlin


Jan + Aug 2002 invitation grants for Les Jeunes Créateurs, Who's Next Paris


Jan 2001 Exhibiton Best Diplomas of 2000 at HAW Hamburg

Apr 1999 1st place at competition Personnel Uniforms Karstadt Sport Hamburg